Chelsea star makes surprise decision regarding Liverpool ace

Chelsea captain and Premier League veteran John Terry has revealed that he will be voting for Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho in this year’s PFA Player of the Year award.

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The Brazilian international is one of the front runners for the Young Player of the Year award, however, the former England captain opted for Harry Kane – presumingly after the Spurs striker was influential in dismantling Chelsea in a 5-3 victory for the Lilywhites – and bumped Coutinho up to the main award.

Under strict rules, players aren’t allowed to nominate team-mates which would explain the notable absentees of the likes of Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Nemanja Matic.

Terry also voted for, somewhat surprisingly given his struggles to break into Louis van Gaal’s starting XI consistently, former team-mate Juan Mata.

Chelsea face Queens Park Rangers in the early kick-off tomorrow and Terry will be hoping to either reopen or extend that gap between second place Arsenal depending on their result later today against Burnley.